Kinzler Solves Problem at Historic Fire Station with Gypsum Concrete

Cedar Rapids Historic Fire Station

What was once Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s first Central Fire Station (built in 1917), turned Science Station, is now getting a remodel and Kinzler Construction Services is on the ground floor. The Cedar Rapids Gypsum Concrete Division worked with Aspect Architecture to come up with a solution to make this historical building ready for new tenants.

The problem is there was no uniformity in the sub floor. Gypsum concrete was a great option for leveling this floor. Gypsum concrete has a number of advantages including that it’s fire resistant and lightweight. Though it weighs less than the average square foot of regular concrete, it still offers the same compressive strength, and has the ability to be laid faster than regular poured concrete.

Gypsum concrete depths throughout this structure differed from 3/4″ all the way to 8”. When finished, the floor was completely level and smooth.

Kinzler Construction Services is your best choice for gypsum concrete installation. Learn more about gypsum concrete and see if it’s right for your next project at www.insulation.net/GypsumConcrete.

Project Profile: Townhomes at Hamilton Ridge

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Garland & Jones crews install batt insulation in a new home at “TownHomes at Hamilton Ridge.”

Mezayek Building in Tyler, TX partnered with Garland & Jones Insulating Services to insulate approximately 30 homes in their “Townhomes at Hamilton Ridge” project. Right now, Garland & Jones crews are busy sealing air leaks, installing batt insulation in walls and blowing fiberglass insulation into attics of the townhomes and duplexes. In June, installers insulated the beautiful clubhouse at this gated community using blown-in-blanket (BIBS) and spray foam insulation.

Phase I of this project is set to be complete this fall with more homes being added in the future. Garland & Jones, a Kinzler Construction Services company, is proud to partner with Mezayek Building on this high-quality project!

Project Profile: 219 East Grand

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Kinzler’s boom truck, loaded with steel framing, lifts the material to the top of the 219 East Grand project.

Des Moines East Village’s newest retail, dining and upscale residential development is quickly taking shape!

Kinzler Construction services was hired by Heartland Finishes, Inc. to supply the steel framing for the 219 East Grand project, offering 17,000 sq-ft of commercial space as well as 98 residential units, including 13 luxurious Penthouse apartments.

Kinzler’s huge boom lifts easily maneuvered the massive amounts of steel throughout the six-story structure. Our crews then unloaded and delivered the material to install locations. Once constructed, Kinzler Construction Services experts will return to deliver drywall for the building and install insulation and fireproofing material. The building is set to open summer, 2017.

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Kinzler Construction Services has the capability, capacity and customer service to make a huge job like this one successful. Contact us to partner on your next project!

Kinzler crews unload steel framing into the building.
Kinzler crews unload steel framing into the building.

Kindergarteners Tour Construction Site

Kindergarteners are pretty smart, especially when it comes to things like insulation, drywall and gypsum concrete underlayment!

Kinzler Construction Services President and CEO Tanner Kinzler took Kindergarten students at Bergman Academy on a tour of the construction site at their school in Des Moines, IA. Kinzler was hired to install batt insulation and gypsum concrete underlayment in the school’s new addition.

Watch this short video to see what these adorable kids learned!

Project Profile: Pioneer Production Plant

The team at Dupont Pioneer’s Toledo Production Plant needed a solution for their roof problems to prevent damage to product inside their warehouse. They hired Kinzler Construction Services to apply spray foam to the ceiling of this 40,000 sq. ft. building, insulating them from the elements and any future worry!

Kinzler Construction Services delivers an industry-leading customer experience. Learn more about our spray foam installation services and contact us today at 888-292-2382 to see if spray foam is the right product for your project.

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Project Profile: Vertical Endeavors Climbing Facility

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and Vertical Endeavors is one of the recognized leaders in the industry, operating some of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the nation. When they started work renovating a warehouse in Bloomington, MN to become a new climbing facility, they called on Kinzler Construction Services to take insulation installation to new heights — literally. The roof of the warehouse where the tallest climbing walls will be are 63 feet in the air! Kinzler crews mobilized quickly.

A team from Kinzler’s Minneapolis branch used an articulating lift to spray closed cell foam insulation on the roof and walls. Closed cell spray foam was a great choice because it acts as a water vapor and air barrier plus has an R-value of 6 per inch. And since the foam will be left exposed, we painted the foam with an intumescent paint.

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Project Profile: Cedar Falls Apartment

Dahlstrom Real Estate needed a flooring solution for their new 8-unit apartment in Cedar Falls, IA, which would satisfy fire rating requirements and reduce sound between units. They hired Kinzler Construction Services to install Levelrock 2500 gypsum concrete underlayment. Gypsum concrete is a building material used as a floor underlayment in wood-frame and concrete construction for fire ratings, sound reduction, radiant heating, and floor leveling.

Kinzler crews installed 1 ½” Levelrock 2500 gypsum concrete underlayment over 2-1/2″ poly-styrene. The substrate was precast floor and wood subfloor on the 2nd and 3rd floor.

Contact us to learn more about how Kinzler Construction Services can help make your project a success.

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